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redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted March 25, 2002 12:03 AM
Would it be advisable to run a sway bar when running dirt? i was told that you didnt need one, last year i ran without it will it make a difference if i use it.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 25, 2002 02:08 AM UIN: 54865418
try the search i know there are about 4-5 topics on this on here in the past few months

28a racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted March 27, 2002 04:38 PM UIN: 231
i dont run a sway bar no one does down here in tn it messes with ya it up to you bot it just gets in the way

millerlt3
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted March 30, 2002 08:00 AM
Just my opinion, toss the sway bar.

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted March 30, 2002 09:10 AM UIN: 40696038
another vote for tossing the sway bar in the scrap metal bin!

wam24u
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted March 30, 2002 07:03 PM
I use one . The way I set mine up is on the right(passenger)side use your regular height and on the other side draw it down as far as you can without it hitting the tie rod when you turn the wheel.
But if never used one,DONT, there is a big diference in the handling.

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted March 30, 2002 08:52 PM
Ran asphalt for a number of years needed sway bar, last year was my first year of dirt and have no plans to go back to asphalt so i reckon the i's have it its less weight to drag around. Thanks guys ya'll have been very helpfull Eddie

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted April 02, 2002 11:45 PM
the sway bar seems to "slow" the reaction time of the front end . it is probably due
to the increased spring rate it gives you
when turning. you can run lighter springs
with a sway bar . lighter springs hook up
better . you can also use the sway bar as a
weight jack . (if you can't use real ones)
it's an easier change than a spring if you have a completely stock suspension.

Gene
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted April 03, 2002 04:33 AM
I agree with go4win. When it gets dry slick, putting a bar on can really cure a loose condition. You can put her on the bottom and fly past your friends that dont need 'em on dirt.

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